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The Passion: From Calvary To Crucifixion - Extracts 19-22

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 6:59 pm | Katya Rivas

Let us continue, My little daughter. Follow Me on the way to Calvary, overwhelmed under the weight of the Cross…. More >>

Julian Assange as Neuroses

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 12:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world. Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate ... More >>

The Passion: Jesus Is Crowned with Thorns - Extracts 16-18

Friday, 19 April 2019, 8:41 am | Katya Rivas

... when they wanted to encircle My Head with the crown of thorns, I bowed My Head without resistance, because I took everything from the hands of He who had sent Me into the world. More >>

Ukrainian owners of Auckland restaurant get 12-month reprive

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 5:05 pm | RNZ

The Ukrainian owners of an Auckland restaurant won't be forced to leave the country in July, after an intervention by the Associate Immigration Minister. More >>

Prince William arrives on Anzac Day for Christchurch visit

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:59 pm | RNZ

Prince William is arriving on Anzac Day for a two-day visit in which he will meet survivors of the mosque terror attacks. More >>

Access to hardship grants hits record high

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:58 pm | RNZ

The number of people seeking assistance to eat and live has hit a record high. More >>

Top military attache found guilty of planting hidden camera

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 4:54 pm | RNZ

Top military attache Alfred Keating has been found guilty of trying to film his colleagues on the toilet in New Zealand's US embassy. More >>

A "State of Emergency" or "Civil War" in Thailand

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 3:28 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's army chief has warned a state of emergency will be declared if post-election violence degenerates into "civil war". More >>

Burning Gothic: Reflections on Notre-Dame de Paris

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 3:22 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The destruction of the sacred will engender moving responses. But the scope, and the particularity of that response varies. The conflagration affecting Notre-Dame de Paris, located on the Île de la Cité, has become a twenty-four-hour saturation ... More >>

Damning report warns environment in serious trouble

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 12:43 pm | RNZ

A bleak picture of the state of New Zealand's environment has been painted by the government's official report, Environment Aotearoa 2019. More >>

Gordon Campbell on scrapping the capital gains tax

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:05 am | Gordon Campbell

W ith the wisdom of hindsight, the Labour/Greens combo never did have the numbers to get a meaningful capital gains tax (CGT) across the line. New Zealand First was unlikely to abandon the Mum and Dad property investors and small business owners ... More >>

War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:01 am | Ramzy Baroud

To start with, don’t let such references as the “tight race” between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: Prison, Trial, Sentence - Parts 11-15

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 8:08 am | Katya Rivas

When the soldiers took Me prisoner, Peter was half hidden in one of the patios amid the crowd. Our looks crossed; his eyes were disoriented, it was only for a fraction of a second and yet, I told him so much!… More >>

High Court turns down Afghanistan villagers' request

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:29 pm | RNZ

The High Court has refused to allow lawyers representing Afghanistan villagers to seek further information from the government inquiry into Operation Burnham. More >>

Permissible Influences: Israel and the Australian Elections

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:24 pm | Binoy Kampmark

So much hullabaloo; so much pent-up anger and, let’s face it, so much opportunity for the political classes of Australia. The theme since 2016 is electoral interference; the object: whichever power so happens to afford an opportunity to gather support ... More >>

'No mandate' for capital gains tax - PM

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 3:00 pm | RNZ

The government has ruled out implementing a capital gains tax. She has also ruled out a water or fertiliser tax. More >>

How You Can Be Certain The Charge Against Assange Is a Fraud

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 11:58 am | Caitlin Johnstone

Julian Assange sits in a jail cell today after being betrayed by the Ecuadorian government and his home country of Australia. A British judge named Michael Snow has found the WikiLeaks founder guilty of violating bail conditions, inserting himself into the ... More >>

Terror attack victims to receive $3m by end of month

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:44 am | RNZ

Another $3 million out of the millions donated so far will be given to those affected by the mosque shootings by the end of the month. More >>

Were journalists 'just doing their job' in the political resignation of Metiria Turei?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:35 am | Sean Phelan and Leon Salter

Metiria Turei (here with James Shaw) was the co-leader of the Green party until 2017, but resigned within weeks of her welfare reform speech in which she shared her personal experience with New Zealand’s welfare system. Scowlie/flickr , CC ... More >>

David Parker says no decision made about any CGT in Cabinet

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:27 am | RNZ

Associate Finance Minister David Parker says no decision was made about any capital gains tax in Cabinet this week, despite speculation from the opposition that an announcement was due this week. More >>

Testimony for the National Commission

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 9:50 am | David Swanson

I was more surprised that your commission contacted me with a kind-of, sort-of invitation to speak than that you ultimately decided not to include me. I thank you for inviting me to submit testimony. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: Arrest, Trial, Denial - Extracts 6-10

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 5:28 am | Katya Rivas

Of My Passion I want you to consider above all, the bitterness that was caused by My knowing the sins, that darkening the mind of man, lead him to aberrations. More >>

La Vista owners say 'life, future' in Minister's hands

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 4:43 pm | RNZ

A petition to keep the Ukrainian owners of a popular Auckland restaurant in New Zealand hasn't got any traction with MPs. More >>

IS-captured NZ nurse: 'They wouldn't know who she is'

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 4:25 pm | RNZ

IS-captured NZ nurse Louisa Akavi: 'They wouldn't know who she is' - Journalist in Syria More >>

Op Burnham inquiry: Villagers' lawyers ask for release

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 4:04 pm | RNZ

Afghanistan villagers, who claim to have lost relatives in a military operation involving New Zealand soldiers, need to be front and centre of an inquiry into the incident, a lawyer says. More >>

2degrees almost unlimited mobile plan looks the deal

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 3:23 pm | Digitl

A new unlimited mobile plan from 2degrees can be yours for as little as NZ$40 a month if you are on a shared account. If only one person pays the bill it’s NZ$85. This makes it the best bang-for-buck mobile plan in the country, but there are fish-hooks ... More >>

The European Union and Refugees in the Mediterranean

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:43 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The modern UN Refugee Convention is now so flea-bitten it’s been put out to the garbage tip of history. At least the enthusiastic fleas think so, given their conduct as political representatives across a range of parliaments keen on barbed wired borders ... More >>

Defending Julian Assange; Defending the Truth

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 2:17 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

On 11 April 2019, WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London by UK police and arrested for breaching a bail condition. See ‘Arrest update – SW1’ . Upon arrival at a London police station, Julian was ‘further ... More >>

Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Severely Damaged in Fire

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 1:37 pm | Rachel Pommeyrol

“Notre-Dame is our history, our literature. (...) We will rebuild Notre-Dame, because the French people expect it, because it is our profound destiny,” declared French President Emmanuel Macron, almost five hours after a huge fire started in the cathedral ... More >>

AirPods 2 review

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:57 pm | Digitl

Longer battery life, new charging case, hands-free Siri. AirPods 2 are a refreshed version of Apple’s popular wireless earphones. More >>

Schools moving to the cloud

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:50 pm | Digitl

Network for Learning says 'moving to the cloud' is on the to-do list for many New Zealand schools. Here's the first of a series of posts I've written for the N4L blog that aim to demystify the cloud and how to make use of it. It's written for a non-technical ... More >>

Huawei's embarrassing HCSEC security report card

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 pm | Digitl

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: More >>

Huawei's embarrassing HCSEC security report card

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 12:30 pm | Digitl

At the New Zealand Herald Juha Saarinen writes about the HCSEC report in The real reason Huawei shouldn’t be in 5G networks: More >>

Gordon Campbell on the extradition of Julian Assange

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

I t isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice. And lest that be construed as a claim that the right to justice of his Swedish accusers ... More >>

Louisa Akavi: Peters accuses ICRC of increasing danger

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:33 am | RNZ

Louisa Akavi: Winston Peters accuses International Red Cross of putting kidnap victim in more danger More >>

Miscanthus – for wildlife and game cover

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 9:13 am | Miscanthus NZ

There have been environmental studies done in the UK which show that Miscanthus provides excellent habitat for a variety of wildlife including nesting birds. To some extent Miscanthus New Zealand Ltd (MNZ) has discounted these reports because ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : The Passion ( Begins ) - Extracts 1-5

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 8:05 am | Katya Rivas

Thus, day-by-day we shall be uniting ourselves in our secret of love. A tiny spark and then a great flame… Only the real Love is not loved today! Make Love be loved! More >>

Man who shared 'target acquired' image of mosque denied bail

Monday, 15 April 2019, 5:16 pm | RNZ

An 18-year-old charged with making a photo of the Al Noor mosque captioned 'Target Acquired', has been denied bail. More >>

Man still in custody over mosque shooting livestream

Monday, 15 April 2019, 5:13 pm | RNZ

A Christchurch man charged with sending and re-posting the livestream of the mosque shootings remains in custody, after a second appearance in court. More >>

Lumsden downgrade may force expectant mums to travel further

Monday, 15 April 2019, 5:09 pm | RNZ

Mothers may be forced to travel further to give birth after a Southland birthing centre was downgraded. More >>

'We call on whoever is holding Louisa to release her'

Monday, 15 April 2019, 4:37 pm | RNZ

Red Cross on nurse captured by IS in Syria: 'We call on whoever is holding Louisa to release her immediately' More >>

PM's Post-Cab 15/4/19: No Comment

Monday, 15 April 2019, 4:14 pm | The Scoop Team

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference, 15 April 2019: Not Talking About The Budget Or Kiwi ISIS Captive More >>

Fighting Islamophobia and anti-Semitism’

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:24 pm | Fightback

This Special Issue began as a response to the events of March 15th in Christchurch New Zealand, the murder of 51 Muslims by a far right terrorist. More >>

The Effort to Relabel Julian Assange

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:11 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“Your honour, I represent the United States government”. The Westminster Magistrates Court had been left with little doubt by the opening words of the legal team marshalled against the face of WikiLeaks. Julian Assange was being targeted by the imperium ... More >>

One month after Christchurch mosque terror attacks

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:10 pm | RNZ

One month on from the terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, many people are still struggling to come to terms with what happened. More >>

Fears grow for NZ nurse kidnapped in Syria

Monday, 15 April 2019, 10:35 am | RNZ

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More >>

International Criminal Court Caves In To Americans Torturing

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:53 am | Prof. Francis A. Boyle

The United Nations Organization (U.N.O.) has receded far distant from the positive role it used to play in Africa from the late 1950s to the 1980s when the U.N.O. worked vigorously for the decolonization of Africa from the white racist Western colonial ... More >>

Clashes of Management: Rugby Aust’s Israel Folau Problem

Sunday, 14 April 2019, 6:19 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There was no hearing, no semblance of trial. But there was swift summary judgment: Israel Folau, a star member of the Australian Rugby Union team, had been banished from the national team. There was only one problem: he was avoiding taking any calls ... More >>

10 Reasons Assange Should Walk Free

Friday, 12 April 2019, 2:15 pm | David Swanson

Governments’ (monstrous and criminal) behavior should not be secret. People should know what their government is doing, and what a powerful foreign government is doing to their own countries. The actual results of the work of WikiLeaks have been hugely ... More >>

Shredding Asylum: The Arrest of Julian Assange

Friday, 12 April 2019, 11:57 am | Binoy Kampmark

The man seemed like a bearded emissary, a holy figure nabbed in his sleep. He looked similarly pale as to how he did in 2013, but he cut a more shocking figure. Most prisoners would have had room to move in a compound. The Ecuadorean embassy in London ... More >>

SEP (Australia) condemns the arrest of Julian Assange

Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:57 am | Socialist Equality Party

The Socialist Equality Party (Australia) emphatically condemns the decision of the Ecuadorian government to end the political asylum granted to Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, literally opening the door for British police to arrest him. More >>

Absence of Proof: The Approval Process for Adani

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 7:37 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Much hot air is coming out from the public relations unit of Adani, and the language used is that of a hostage taker seeking to earn a rich and ill-deserved ransom. With the date for the Australian federal election looming, the Indian mining giant received ... More >>

Lone wolf attacks difficult to prevent - SIS head

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 5:03 pm | RNZ

The heads of New Zealand's spy agencies say they've investigated all kinds of extremist threats in the past, but the Royal Commisson will get to the bottom of whether they could have prevented the Christchurch terror attacks. More >>

Wellington cuts some buildings' quake-strengthening deadline

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 4:33 pm | RNZ

Owners of Wellington buildings on key arterial routes must strengthen their properties in less than a decade to minimise disruption in a large quake. More >>

Residents want to end 'racist' pamphlets

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 4:25 pm | RNZ

Auckland residents who received "racist" pamphlets say the timing, not long after the Christchurch mosque attacks, is terrible and one is trying to shut down the distribution. More >>

Gun club president resigns after closure order

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 4:03 pm | RNZ

Driving towards Makarau, overlooking the Kaipara Harbour, the views are breathtaking and a world away from the bustle of Auckland. But as soon as you turn into Tuhirangi Road, it becomes obvious that all is not well in this rural paradise. More >>

White supremacists left out of UN designated terrorists list

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:42 pm | RNZ

Not a single right-wing extremist or white supremacist is listed on the United Nations' register of terrorists. More >>

Israel Folau's latest anti-gay comments 'unacceptable'

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 12:23 pm | RNZ

Fullback Israel Folau's latest anti-gay comments on social media are "unacceptable" and its integrity unit will look into the matter, Rugby Australia (RA) says. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the policing of social media content

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 11:42 am | Gordon Campbell

At the height of the Arab Spring less than a decade ago, social media platforms were hailed as bright new tools of liberation in the hands of the oppressed. In the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks though, the pendulum has swung in the opposite ... More >>

Gun law change passes

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:29 am | RNZ

National Party MPs crossed the floor of Parliament to congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Police Minister Stuart Nash, after MPs voted near-unanimously to approve the government's gun ban last night. More >>

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